Seasonal business ready for spring even if Mother Nature isn't

Seasonal business ready for spring even if Mother Nature isn't

East Greenbush club really one for the birds

East Greenbush club really one for the birds

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Community fundraiser held for grieving Rensselaer families

Riverfront Park to be dedicated to late Troy official

Tech Valley Regional FIRST Robotics competition underway at RPI

Deadly Rensselaer fire deemed accidental

Investigators say the deadly fire on Mann Avenue in Rensselaer last weekend may have been caused by an electrical issue and was accidental.

Troy police hold active shooter drill at high school

Troy police and school officials staged an active shooter drill at the high school on Friday morning. It was actually about eight months in the making, but last month's shooting in Parkland, Florida added to the sensitivity and seriousness of it.

RPI hosting robotics competition this weekend

Hundreds of students are getting ready to take part in a unique competition at RPI this weekend.

Castleton man charged with sexually abusing child

A Castleton man is charged with sexually abusing a child.

Police: No foul play in Rensselaer woman's death

Police now say there are no signs of foul play in the death of Brianna Beebe.

Walkout hits close to home at East Greenbush school

EAST GREENBUSH - Students across the country holding walkouts are remembering the victims and demanding action on gun control.

Rensselaer community mourns fire victims

A community in Rensselaer continues to mourn after an early morning fire on Sunday that killed two adults and a child.

Troy man gets 27 years to life in prison for brutally murdering stepdaughter

Johnny Qquendo was sentenced to 27 years to life behind bars on Monday. That's the maximum. He's the man who murdered his stepdaughter, Noel Alkaramla, in Troy back in 2015.

Community in Rensselaer mourns family members killed in fire

Friends and neighbors gathered Sunday night outside the home for a vigil honoring the victims.

RPI hockey assistant coach recovering after accident

RPI men's hockey assistant coach Nolan Graham is recovering after a serious accident on Tuesday evening. Graham was walking out of Rite-Aid with his 7-year-old nephew and was struck by a vehicle.

Troy Police Union Says City Needs to Fix Broken Equipment Before Adding More Cameras

The Troy PBA says it's time the city starts worrying first about fixing the broken equipment they already have before installing additional cameras.

Two adults, one child die in Rensselaer fire

Two adults and one child died in an early Sunday morning fire in Rensselaer.

Odyssey of the Mind tournament held in Rensselaer

Hundreds of students from across the Capital Region put their problem solving skills to the test on Saturday.

Inaugural St. Practice Day Kilt Crawl held in Troy

It may not be St. Patrick's Day yet, but don't tell folks in Troy.

Troy couple arrested on narcotics related charges

Alexander Wilson and Shaina Devarie are locked up at the Albany County Jail after police say they caught the pair in Albany in a traffic stop that netted drugs and thousands in cash.

CCHS gets special delivery from Library of Congress

Catholic Central High School in Troy got a special delivery from the Library of Congress on Friday.

Missing Rensselaer woman found in Hudson River

The body of a missing Rensselaer woman was found in the Hudson River on Saturday morning.

Rensselaer police looking for missing woman

Police in Rensselaer are looking for a missing woman they say might be a danger to herself.

Convicted killer will represent himself at sentencing

Convicted killer Johnny Oquendo will represent himself when he's sentenced next Monday in Rensselaer County Court.

Troy residents get help digging out

Plenty of people were out Thursday working to try and clear away all of the snow. However, some people need a little help.

Crews battle apartment fire in Troy

The Red Cross is helping 18 people after a fire broke out in an apartment building in Troy.

Residents still without power as next storm approaches

With another storm on the way, about 500 customers in the Capital Region are still without power. Most are in Columbia County and several dozen are still without power in Rensselaer County.

Tow truck driver describes crash that injured his brother and two troopers

Jeffrey and John Wait were removing a car from the median of I-90, when an alleged drunken driver smashed into Jeffrey and two state police troopers.

Many days with no power perturbs Petersburgh residents

Friday's storm knocked out power to tens of thousands of people. Most residents in the Capital Region have the power back, but residents in Petersburgh say they're still in the dark.

Troy's Flag Day parade ending after 50 years

The decision was made following a unanimous vote by the committee, citing decreased public interest and participation in the parade during the last six years.

Snowman opens for the season in Troy

There was a sign of spring Sunday in Troy, even though it may not feel like it quite yet.

Two New York State Police troopers injured on I-90

Two troopers and a tow truck driver are recovering at Albany Medical Center this morning after Sunday's I-90 crash. It was early Sunday morning eastbound on I-90 in Rensselaer County, near exit 8. State Police say the frightening series of events began when the driver of a Suburu lost control of his car while talking on a cell phone and wound up in the snow covered median.

Molecularium Project aims to get kids excited about STEM

The Molecularium Project started at RPI’s Nanotechnology Center in 2000.

Capital Region digs out of latest winter wallop

It's neighbor negotiation at the corner of 7th Ave. & 112th St. One man guiding a snowblower comes four houses down to help another man, Joe Riley, who just had shoulder surgery. Meantime, that Riley's wife is cleaning off a car for their tenant.

Good news for Hoosick Falls regarding cost of PFOA crisis

There is finally some positive news for the town of Hoosick Falls after dealing with water contamination for nearly four years.

Another shooting threat investigated at Berlin schools

There has been another shooting threat at Berlin Middle/High School.

Hoosick Falls holds special meeting on companies' offer

A special meeting will be held in Hoosick Falls this evening to discuss payment offers from Saint-Gobain and Honeywell. 

Protesters call for justice for man shot by police

Dozens of people gathered Saturday afternoon at the First United Presbyterian Church in Troy, protesting the handling of the police involved shooting of Dahmeek McDonald.

Crews battle fire in East Schodack

Fire brought down a cluttered old farmhouse in East Schodack Friday morning.

Persistence pays off for creator of all-weather blanket

The saying is "persistence pays off" and it certainly did in the case of a North Greenbush woman. For years, she had ideas that never quite panned out until now.

Florida shooting victims remembered in Troy

Students at Thursday’s vigil in Troy read the names and a description of each of the victims. They also lit a candle after. While they didn't know the victims personally, they said that doesn't matter.

Study: Parts of Hudson River spiked with pharmaceuticals

A new study says areas of the Hudson River from Troy to New York City are spiked with pharmaceuticals that could pose a threat to aquatic life.

Then & Now: A mission to bring home John McGrath

You may have seen their faces line the streets of Troy and other cities. Military banners serve as a reminder that the heroes who served our country are not forgotten. Now, four more service members will line 8th Street outside of RPI. Their story starts 75 years ago and thanks to the son of one of the men in a photograph, it will end, hopefully with a return home. 

Man on quest to give MIA WWII Troy Navy pilot a proper burial

John McGrath of Troy never made it home from World War II. His fighter plane crashed in the Pacific in 1945, just weeks before the war ended. Now, a researcher wants to find McGrath's plane.

Man arrested twice in one day for alleged violence

Police say a violent man was arrested twice on the same day.

Troy mom arraigned for fire that started when kids were home alone

Police say she left her three children home alone and then the house caught on fire. Charlyce Cherry was in Troy City Court on Tuesday to be arraigned.

Troy passerby, neighbors help children after house fire

Police say a Troy house fire was started by young children who had been left home alone by their mother overnight.  Neighbors and a passing driver rushed to help the girls.

Mother arrested after Troy house fire

A mother of three young children has been arrested following a Sunday morning house fire in Troy. Charlyce Cherry, 27, has been charged with child endangerment after police say she left her children unattended.

Robbery suspect in custody after standoff

26-year-old Charlie Hardt is the suspect in connection with robbing Don Cook Jewelry in North Greenbush.

Teen charged after threat at Berlin school

Police are on high alert in the Capital Region, two days after the school tragedy in Florida. One student was arrested at Berlin High School, accused of making a threat in relation to the shooting in Florida.

New citizens welcomed at East Greenbush naturalization ceremony

The Capital Region is welcoming new Americans. A naturalization ceremony was held Friday morning at Columbia High School.

Old yearbook photo spurs effort to find missing WWII pilot

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — During World War II, four American servicemen who graduated from the same upstate New York high school had their photo taken for the yearbook: a Coast Guardsman, a Navy pilot, a sailor and a soldier. The pilot never made it home and is still listed as missing in action.

Troy swears-in new police chief

Troy now has a new police chief on the job. Brian Owens is a 20-year veteran of the department and was born and raised in Troy. He takes over for John Tedesco, who retired last month.

Troy unveils 25-year plan for city's future

Troy is putting the finishing touches on its master plan for the next 25 years. It includes heavy investment in neighborhoods and something called "waterfront lobbies."

Troy man accused of driving drunk at 3x legal limit

A Troy man was arrested and charged with driving drunk. Police say his blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit.

Weather causes dicey travel

Sleet and freezing rain made for some icy roadways on Sunday morning.

RPI hosts Exploring Engineering Day

Children were able to roll up their sleeves and get an inside look at a career in engineering on Saturday.

North Greenbush police chief retires

Robert Durivage retired Friday as chief of the North Greenbush Police Department.

Troy police search for bank robbery suspect

Troy police are searching for a thief after the SEFCU branch on Hoosick Street was held up.

Process to hire top cop in Albany moves forward

It took Troy 26 days to hire a new police chief. Albany has been without a permanent chief for 13 months.

New police chief named in Troy

There's a new chief at the Troy Police Department. Mayor Patrick Madden announced Thursday Assistant Chief Brian Owens has been promoted to chief.

Neighbors help neighbors dig out from snow

In Rensselaer County, neighbors were helping neighbors dig out on Wednesday. One of them was Dawn Parent of Troy. Parent spent hours with her son clearing sidewalks and stoops in her neighborhood. A young neighbor also joined in.

Troy man sentenced for child pornography

A Troy man who sent and received child pornography was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday. Joshua Lozo, 36, pleaded guilty last October.

Troy deals with residents taking road salt for personal use

When the snow started falling Wednesday morning, NewsChannel 13 got a call that Troy was running out of road salt.

Road crews ready for snowy Wednesday

State DOT and local road crews say they are prepared to deal with all the snow. Plow trucks are ready to roll first thing Tuesday morning to keep the roads clear.